The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1950 · Page 8
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EIGHT BLYTWEVTLLE fARlt.) COimiE* HEW* If Tradition Upheld, Phils And Tigers Will Win Flags AMOflllrri Prrsn Spurt* Wrilrr By JOE RK1CHLKK The Phillies and Tigers to clash in the 1050 world scries—that's what the signpost wys. If tradition is to be upheld, (hen the second .place Philadelphia clnlj in the National League and the first place Detroit team in the American should win the /lasts. WEDNESDAY, JULY B, WW rat years bnseball men hav« be-* Iteved the legend that the teams in fir.st place on Independence Day vere almost certain to meet In the world series. That is only a half" truth. Data for the past 15 years show thai 13 of the American Ix-ague pace-setters on that significant July 4 marker has'e xone on to win pennants. In the National League, only seven have fulfilled this legend, Of the eight trailing clubs to win in the National, five rose from the runnerup .spot to overtake f the leaders. So it appears that the second place Phih. not the front-running SI. Louis Cardinals, stand almost as Rood a chance of winning Die pennant. Here's the race today following yesterday's bargain bills: Detroit leads New York by lour games in the American with Cleveland five games behind and Boston six and a half. SI. I/jut's tops Philadelphia by a game and a half In the National, Boston trails by two and a half and Brooklyn by four, Rain Halts One Of the seven holiday doubleheaders played (rain washed out, the Athletics-Red Sox twin-bill in Boston), only the Cardinals end Cincinnati Reds won both games. The Cards whipped the Chic.igo Cubs, 4-1 and 4-3, to pick up a full game on the Phils. The Reds pulled two and a half games away from the last place Pittsburgh by smacking the Pirates twice, 8-4 and 5-4. In a pair of swatfests, the Phils trampled the Braves, 14-5 in the opener, but Boston came back to win the second, 12-9. The New Yoric Giants shaded the Dodgers, 5-4, in Ihe first game but dropped the second, 5-3. Detroit lost a half game off its lead when it divided a doubleheaU- er with the Chicago white Sox while the Yankees gained A victory and a tie against Washington. After bowing, 4-1, the Tigers strug- lled to a 10-» victory. 'Hie Yankees won th» opener. 16-9, then saw the •econd game halted by darkness • Her ntnt Innings with the score deadlocked «t 3-3. The St. Louis Browni whipped Cleveland, 8-3 after the Indians won the opener, 8-7. S Grand Slimmer* Yesterday's fireworks Included three grand*-slain homers.. That tied i record for most grand slams in one day. Ken Wood of the Browns hit one as did Andy Senil- nick of the Phillies and Sid Gordon of the Braves. It was Gordon's fourth horns r\m with the bases Jull this season, tying a record held by seven others. Gordon's base-cleaner came In %h« ninth inning of the .second fame off relief noe Jim Konstanty to enable the Braver to overcome « 9-8 deficit. Brooklyn's Don Newcombe failed Jor the fourth straight time as the Giants batted him out, of the box with a three-run eighth inning to win the opener. Don Mueller's pinch-hit single drove in the tyinsr and winning' runs. A fine relief job by Erv Palica helped the Dodgers snap a six-game losing streak in the second. Bill Wight pitched a five-hitler for his eighth triumph as the White Eox downed the Tigers In the first game. A four-run first and a six- run fifth provided Detroit with all its runs in the second game. Johnny Groin's triple drove in two big runs. Johnny Mize, who played first base only because Joe DiMaggio was forced back to the outfield to fill in for the ailing Hank Bauer, .smacked two hits in each game for . the Yankees. He batted In two runs in the opener. Vic Raschi gained his 10th triumph although he and .loe Page were shelled off the mound in Washington's four-inn eighth. Sports Roundup HUGH HJ1J.KRTON J GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y., July 5. /A')— Enron le to Tiberlo Mllri's training camp, Al Welll was ribbing Savcrio Turlcllo, Mitri's manager. . . . Al can claim thai privilege because he iw:d to manage Turiello, and Snvcrlo had laid himself-open by almost blowing a gasket when his "Tiger of TriesU:" had been matched for what proved to be an easy victory over Dick Wagner. . . . "If anything had happened in thai figlit. I'm dead," Turiello explained. "I have (o change my name Italy.". , . "What If something happens in this fight?" someone asked, gging in Tibcrio's coming tussle with middleweight champ Jake La- Motta. . . "I'm dead, too," Turiel- roplled seriously, "but I die honorable,". . . . Weill had the last word: "You're dead anyway, gotta box him tomorrow." OLD PROS—The incomparable Stanley Musial, right, and Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals are running one-two or thereabouts in the National League batting race, while supplying the stick work keeping the St. Louis Red Birds in the thick of the pennant fight. All Clubs Represented On AL's All Star Team Casey Stengel Caruthersville And Motormen Meet Tonight The B'ythpvillp MnUr o-mnn->. Motormen will meet Caruthersvillc at Walkrr Park t-nlsht i" n North- cast Arkansas - Southeast Missouri Sottball League game. Starting time Is 81 IS. The Motormen will be seeking their third straight win since the beginning of second halt play in the league. They hold second half victories over the Dr. Pepper nine of Pnragould. winners of first half play, and Deertng. The Motormen will also be after their second win over Caruthersville They defeated the Missouri team in first half play. That game was played at Caruthersville. Charles Cook is scheduled to pitch for the Blytheville nine. By JERRT I.1SKA 4 CHICAGO. July 6. (fl'l— A 25- player American League squad, one- third composed of New York Yankees and listing only one regular third baseman, will. face the National League's best In the nth all-star game at Comiskey Park ne\t Tuesday. Eight of his own world champion Yankees were on the squad completed today by Yank Manager Casey Stengel, the American loop pilot, who selected eight pitchers and .line reserve players to go with the eight starters named In a nation - wide fnn vote. All eight American clubs are represented o n the squad which neets a National oop array selected yesterday. The Boston Red Sox Had five' all-star nominees, follow:d by the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers with four each The Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators have one apiece. Stengel picked two left-handed pitchers nnd sis right-handers. The outhpaws were Tommy Byrne of the Yanks and the Tigers' brilliant Ted <~.ray. The right-handers were Vic Knschi and Allie Reynolds, also from the Yankees; Art HonUcmnn of the Tigers; Bob Feller nnd Bob Lemon of the Indians; and Ray Scarborough, the lone White Sox man on the squad. Kell Only Third IVisemar Although Stengel lined up nine infielders, stellar George Kell of the Tigers is Ihe only third baseman. Five outfielders' and three catchers round out the squad. Two Yankees — catcher Larry Bcrra and shortstop Phil Rizzuto— arc in the starting American lineup dictated by the fans. Besides them and pitchers Byrne. Raschi and Reynolds. Stengel also picked second sacker Gerry Colcman, outfielder Joe DiMaagio and first baseman Tommy Hcnrich from his own team. Stengel named Cleveland's Jim Began, nlon^ with Sherm I.ollar of the St. Louis Drowns, as catching replacements for Berra. Tile Red Sox have the most starters, three, with rookie Wall Dropo at first base. Bobby Uocrr at second, mid Ted Williams in the outfield. Detroit's Wall Evers and Cleveland's Larry Poby. l»tli outfielders, complete the starling lineup Stengel must use for at least tbrce innings. The two-man outfield reserve co.ns Is strictly a family affair, with Boston's Horn DiMaggio and brother Yankee Joe as Stengel's spare fly-hawks. A third first baseman named by Slcngcl was I'hiladclphln's Ferris Fain, while Boston's Ven Stephens you Let's Meet Milri Mitri. who will be 24 years old July 12, the day he faces LaMotta might pass for a scatback on an American football team. . . . only the breadth of his shoulders and the muscles of his upper arms stamp him as n boxer. ... lie likes to clown around training camp, but he's a serious young man when he talks about fighting. . . . And he talks surprisingly well, considering that he picked up the English Inn- ?ua;-e from GI's in Italy. . . . when he hears an unfamiliar word he repeats it. gels the meaning and makes it his own. ... "I never see LaMotta. but they tell me he comes to you," Tiherlo explained. "Yeah he crowds you all the time," a reporter interjected. . . . "Crowd 1 Tibcrlo repeated. "Yes. he crowds you. so I learn a few new punches for him. But when you gei into th. ring, then you sec what he can do and try different things.". Walking beside a traffic-laden highway. Mitri let his eyes roam fondly over a shiny motorcycle. "I have one at home in Trieste, a red one," he said. . . . "Lew Jenkins used to have one too." someone said. . . . Tiber!, looked pimlecl for a moment, tliei his face lighted up as hc,recalle< hearing stories of the wild ride Jenkins used to take over the hilly roads near here. . . . "I ride slow and easy, very slow." he added "and when I train I don't ride nil." Sned Misses Putt; Mangrum Wins at Detroit DETROIT? July 5. W>i—Chain- smoker Lloyd Miingrum won $2,600 x>p prize money in the Motor City Dpen Golf Tournnmcnt yesterday, Jut mny have touched off a minor feud with Sammy Sncad while doing it. The dapper chicagoan nosed out Snead by the stroke, coming from behind in the final nine holes of the 12-hole play to win with 274. -^;Sneari, No. 1 money winner a-' morig the nation's golf pros this year, blew a three-stroke lead on that final nine, climaxing his day by missing a four-foot putt for a birdie on the 18th hole. Mangrum reportedly irked Snead when he went to the locker room after the match and jokingly congratulated Sam on missing the putt. Several pros and club members who saw the incident said Snead made no reply. Snead dressed quickly and left the ciubhousc without. taking par!, in ceremonies attending presentation of the prizes. Neither of the principals was available for comment as Mangrum also left right after the brief ceremonies. Mangrum. Snead and Frctl Haas, Jr., of Claremont, Calif., were in a three-way tie ut 204 as the day's play got underway, lint it soon SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L ret Atlanta so it .641 Birmingham 47 31 .603 Memphis Nashville . . s'ew Orleans Mobile Chattanooga. Little Rock . 44 42 38 37 34 , 21 NATIONAL LEA CUB St. Louis . Philadelphia . Boston Brooklyn . ,.. New York . .. Chicago Cincinnati . .. Pittsburgh . .'. 41 *9 39 36 34 32 15 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Detroit « 24 New York 43 2S Cleveland . , Boston . V... Washington Chicago ., ., Philadelphia St. Louis . 43 42 41 S2 12 25 34 .564 .638 .481 MS .420 .280 Pet .603 .582 .565 .545 .500 .492 .373 .338 Pet .657 .597 .583 561 .451 .444 .357 .343 Yesterday's Results Southern AuorUtloa Atlanta 5-4. Birmingham 1<second game 16 Innings) Chattanooga 3-2, Nashville 0-3. Little Rock 3, Memphis 0 Mobile 4-4, New Orleans 2-5 National Lrmfmt New York 5-3. Brooklyn 4-5 Philadelphia 15-9. Boston 6-12 .Cincinnati 8-5. Pittsburgh 4-4 St. Louis 4-4. Chicago 1-3 American New York 10-3. Washington 9-3 (second game called end nine) Chicago 4-9. Detroit 1-10 Cleveland 8-3. St. Louis 7-8 Philadelphia at Boston, rain Todav's Games Southern Association •N'ashville at Memphis, night Chattanooga at Little Rock, nigh (Only games scheduled) Ma ; or League Leaders By The Associated Press National League Bolting — Robinson. Brooklyn .371; Musial. St. Louis. .351. Runs—Jcthroe. Boston. 60; Rob iii'on, Brooklyn, 57. Runs batted in — Kiner. Pitts bun-h. 59; Sauer. Chicago, 58. Hits — Robinson. Brooklyn, Slaughter, St. Louis. 8H. Doubles—Robinson, Brooklyn 26 Musial, St. Louis. 22. Triolets—Jethroe, Boston and Mu slal. St. Louis. 6. Home runs — Kiner. Pittsburgh 21. Snider. Brooklyn, 17. Stolen bases—Jethroe, Boston, 30: p<we Brooklyn. 7. Strikeouts — Spahn, Boston, 102- Rnberls. Philadelphia. 84. Pitching — Miller. Philadelphia 7-0. 1.000; Lanicr, St. Louis, 8-2. .800 American League Baiting—Kcll, Detroit, .371; Ooby Cleveland. .358. Rlins—Williams. Boston. 13: Stephens. Boston, 68. Runs batted in—Williams. Boston 81; Stephens and Dropo. Boston. 78 Hits—Kell, Detroit, 106; Dillinger Philadelphia, 95. Doubles — Williams, Boston and Kell. Detroit, 22. Triples — Dillinger, Philadelphia 9; 4 players tied with 6 each. Home rims—Rosen, Cleveland, 25' Williams. Boston. 24. Stolen bases—DiMnggio. Boston 8; -I players tied with 5 each. Strikeouts—Reynolds, New York 83; Raschi, New York and Lemor Cleveland, 68. Pitching—McDcrmott, Boston, 5-1 .833; Gray, Detroit, 9-3. .750. Manila Semi-Pro Tournament Enters Semi-Finals; Watts Hurls No-Hitter Play in the District Three National Baseball Congress tournament at Manila nmr. •ows down -to four teams tonight as the semi-final round opens. Shotton Names Seven Dodgers in NL Lineup By JACK HAND NEW YORK, July 5. (ff) — The stumbling Brooklyn Dodgers dominate the National League all-star squad named today by Manager Burt Shotton. They got seven of the 25 jobs. Siiotton included his two aces— Dpn Newcombe and Preacher Roe— in the eight-man pitching staff to face the American Leaguers Tuesday at Chicago's Comiskey Park. The Nationals, non-winners since 1944, also will have Ihe crafty control pitching of Larry Janscn of the New York Giants. Philadelp h I a : on tributes 23- year-old Robin Roberts and Jim Konstanty. strictly a reliefer with i puzzling sinker. 1^ Despite his 11-win record. Boston's Johnny Sain is passed up for his left-handed teammate. Warren Spahn, last year's starter. Roe and Spahn are the only southpaws on the team. Ewell Blackwell of Cincinnati Is back for the fifth time and Bob Rush of Chicago is the eighth man. Fans Pick Starters The starters, except pitchers. were picked by fan vote with 3.1GT.- 326 participating. All must play at least the first three innings. • No pitcher is allowed to go more than three unless the extra innings. So Shotton had Infielders—Stan Musial and Marty Marlon, St. Louis; Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn and Willie Jones, Philadelphia. Outfielders — Enos Slaughter, St. Louis; Halph Kiner, Pittsburgh, Hank Sauer, Chicago. Catcher —Roy Campanella, Brooklyn. Kurt Shoflon game goes into no say In his starting lineup, except the pitcher. That he will announce at Chicago Monday. Shotton named the Dodgers' Gil National New York at Philadelphia, night Boston at Brooklyn, night Cincinnati at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Chicago American Lear» Philadelphia. at New York St. Louis at Detroit, night Washington at Boston, night Chicago at Cleveland, night Hodges for first base relief and Pee Wee Reese for shortstop. He also chose two extra second basemen— Red Schoendienst of St.-Louis and Eddie Stanky of New York. Behind the starting outfield Shotton called on Duke Snider of Brooklyn, Johnny Wyros,tck of Cincinnati. Dick Slsler of the Phils and Andy Pafko of the Cubs. Roy Campanella of Brooklyn,' the fans' choice and probably unanimous selection of all baseball men, is the No. 1 catcher. He'll be helped by Boston's Walker Gooper named foi the eighth Mme. Starters chosen by the fans: Luxor a Tigers Win, Lose in Doubleheader lined up Behind Rizzuto at shortstop and Washington's Cass Michaels, n 194!) all-star starter, will wait with Cotcmnn behind nocrr at second base. settled to n two-way duel as lormer intercollegiate champion Hnas ran into trouble and took a 74. Two birdies on the back nine aided Mangrum to post a 70—two under par—while Snead had two bogies on those same nine holes and came in with a 71 for a 215 total. A IETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning—Call 4474 NU-WA 01350, rmil!IB ( e»,i,,Coip.SI Uu,!. Mo , Ora ( til Ktt.1, . H,. Ofl,»>. L,." LUXOR A. Ark., July 5 _ The Luxora Tigers split a doubleheader here yesterday as the feature attraction of a Fourth of July celebration. The Tigers outscored Lutes In a morning affair e-4, icing the game away with a four run onslaught In the sixth inning, cliff Wixmn was on the mound for the Tigers and Duclos was the loser Ti"er manager Hugh Wright with two triples out of four times at bal and Neyman with a home run and single for four were the leading batsmen. Koonce and Denton paced the Lutes' hitters. In'the afternoon tilt, Brookland Classy Craighead County nine, pushed across five runs in the sixth inning- to edge the Tigers, 5-4. Wright was the loser In this contest, and Nelms lasted the route for Brooklnnd, though touched freely for eleven blows. D. Davenport. Brookland catcher, hit for the circuit with two on to climax the big sixth inning. Brookland pulled four double Plays to choke off Tiger rallies m the late innings. Godwin BWL Game 23-2 Bill Godwin's sportim; Goods Store nine defeated the Kemp Whisenhunt Company 23-2 in a Bay Window Softball League -game played at Little Park Monday afternoon. Godwin hurled for his team and D. Wilson ano Van Patten for the losers. Godwin hit two home runs DeJarnatt, Wilson and Leribetter * Tonight's doubleheader, which i* I scheduled to'start at < o'clock, tindi | the host Manila Jaycee* mfrtinj the Cardinals of Number the first game with the Tigers playing Luxan In th« nijht- I cap at 8 o'clock. The winners of these game* win play tomorrow night for the championship and the right to represent this district in the sUU semi-pro meet next month. No Games Played No games were played In tht I tournament yesterday as .team* took I time out to play their,' regular Fourth'of July schedules,-. Quarterfinal games were completed Monday night. . . . _ A no-hit, no-run game,', a base- i ball rarity the.se days, highlighted Monday night's action. Preston I Walts, young Memphis righthander I working in the tournament for Luxora, pitched the. . masterpiece and Trumann was the victim. Lui- | ora won the game 6-0. . Watts, a 17-year-old junior al I Memphis' Smith Side High Schorl, | was superb. He faced only 32 bat- | ters over the nine inning route, striking out 15, walking two,'hitting I two and two got on base through errors. None of the runners, how- | ever, got past second base. Jonesboro Wins 18-3 Only two balls were hit but field. '•. . Red Nelms started on the mound I lor Truman but was relieved by I I'.uffmaji In the fifth. Huffman turned in a good relief role striking out eight Luxora hitters In ths four innings that he worked. Luxora got eight hits •including thrcj I by Hugh Wright, Luxora manager. In Monday night's second jam* | the Jonesboro .Tigers'came from behind to trounce Carryville 18-J. I After four innings of play Carryville had a 3-2 lead but its defensi fell apart in the late, innings *nd errors .;el Jonesboro off.: Harmon pitched all the .way for I Caryville and Gene Mitchell went the route for Jonesboro. Cothern | hit two Jonesboro home ruris. Spa Goiter Win* HOT SPRINGS. Arlc., Jul* S. -(f) Walter Ebel. Jr., won Belveder* Country Club's first Fourth ot July I golf tournament here yesttrday. Ebel. also the tourney medalist. I defeated Carl Johnson. 3 and 3, in I the final match.- Both are from Hot Springs. got one for the winners. This afternoon Bume.lt -Motor Sales is scheduled to: meet Fred Ek | Sallba Company.in a league game. Introducing Our Night Mechanic BUDDY HALL If your car or (ruck needs mechanical service any time of day or night, you'll find Blytheville Motor Co. ready to assist you. Buddy, a qualified, experienced mechanic is here to give you prompt service at night. CALL 4422 FOR PROMPT SERVICE 24 HOUR 24 HOUR OPEN 24 HOURS EVERY DAY AT BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Service Department Service Station' Blytheville Motor Cafe BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. BROADWAY & CHICKASAWBA Phen* 4422

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